Thank God for the World Cup this year. Typically, the end of the NBA season marks the beginning the of true dog days of summer, with only major league baseball (and the occasional MMA and golf event) for my gambling fix. It’s been a weird World Cup thusfar, with shaky and/or shady referring marring several games already. The English can’t blame their lack of success on the refs, however–they need only look in the mirror to find the one to blame. I’ll admit it: I thought they had a shot at winning the whole thing this year, and to see them play with such a lack of enthusiasm is truly disappointing and angering. I can take solace in knowing that they are being ripped to shreds by the media back in England, so I won’t dwell.
As for our World Cup picks, I hope you were along for the free ride we dealt out during the first week. Despite a mediocre win/loss record, we were up several hundred dollars based on the bigger odds that we’ve been playing. We had Slovakia today as our top underdog play and cashed in a +265 ticket, along with Brazil at -150 for a 2-0 day and nearly $1000 profit. Yesterday we went 1-1 and lost just over $200, putting our weekend profits at nearly $800. You can still get in on our picks: just create a new account with Sports Interaction or Bodog (through a link on this site), email us and let us know, and we’ll put you on our mailing list with the daily picks. We’re going to make a LOT of money as the tournament advances to the elimination rounds, so get in on the action today or spend the rest of the summer regretting it! –ajec